I’m Monica and I’m a British travel blogger.
I began travel blogging in 2009 when I left the UK to travel for two years. I bought a backpack and a one-way ticket to Australia and had the most amazing 2 years of my life as I travelled through Asia and around Oz in a battered old campervan. From the moment that ticket was booked I was hooked on travel and I’ve barely stopped ever since.
I’m now based in the UK and travel as much as I can. Sometimes it will be close to home in England or Wales but I still travel far and wide (despite working 40+ hours a week) and I’ll show you how you can too!
The Travel Hack is all about weekend breaks and affordable adventures. I love exploring new countries and cultures, getting involved with exciting activities and generally getting my hands dirty and having fun. I also love the stylish side of travel and I like to stay in nice hotels and eat in stylish or unusual restaurants. I’m not always talking about 5* glamour but affordable luxury and unusual experiences.
My travel style has changed slightly since I had my son, George, who is now one year old. George is a little adventurer and comes with me on my trips whenever possible. Since his arrival I’ve been travelling more in the UK and taking more weekend breaks.
I don’t ‘travel hack’ in the traditional sense of collecting points but travel hacking to me is all about getting as much out of every travel experience possible. It’s about travelling more, seeing more, doing more, experiencing more and getting more for your money.
If you’d like to know more, check out my frequently asked questions.
If you’d like to know even more, take a look at these features and interviews I’ve done:
Top 20 Urban Travel Bloggers – Holiday Lettings
Top 50 UK travel blogs – World First
The 10 best galleries on Instagram – Huffington Post
Our 8 Favourite Female Travel Bloggers – Cosmopolitan UK
Caribbean Special in Time Out Magazine
Live social media coverage from Barbados Time Out London
Blogs we Love Trek America
Blogging in Amsterdam Stena Line
10 Best Travel Galleries on Instagram Direct Line Holidays
If you’d like to see more, here are some photos of me doing weird and wonderful things around the world…